Media

Bay City News
Contact Unit Chair Jim Lanaras at bcnnorthbay@sbcglobal.net.

View our contracts by clicking on the links below:

Bay City News Service, April 2013 — March 2016 (new)

Bay City News Service, March 2010 — March 2013 (old)

Download membership application here.

Download ACH dues debit form here.

Read stories about Bay City News

Freelancers
Santa Rosa Press-Democrat

Press-Democrat-workers-2012

Unit officers

Derek Moore and Brett Wilkison, members of the Guild. Photo by Kat Anderson, Freelance unit 2012.

Email:
Unit chair Derek Moore,
Vice-chair Lori Carter

Collective bargaining agreement

View our 2012-2015 contract here.

View our old contract here.

Pension plan

RISIVAG Pension Plan Annual Funding Notice (effective through April 2015)

Santa Rosa Unit blog
VelvetCoffin.org

Sacramento Valley Union Labor Bulletin
Page under construction
San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate
OFFICERS

Chronicle/SFGate Unit Chair: Caroline Grannan
Chronicle/SFGate Unit Vice Chair: Michael Cabanatuan
REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY DELEGATES
Steve Rubenstein

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT:

San Francisco Chronicle, July 2012 — June 2017

San Francisco Chronicle, July 2010 — June 2012 (old)

PENSION:

Guild Retirement Plan pdf
Retirement Summary Annual Report
Annual Funding Notice for Retirement Plan (effective through April 2015)

MEDIA GUILD HEALTH AND WELFARE TRUST (discontinued)
FACEBOOK PAGES

Friends of The San Francisco Chronicle Guild
Pacific Media Workers Guild

 

NEWS AND BULLETINS

New Business:

In November collective bargaining, Hearst offered a 1.5% pay increase year over year for four years and “same as” the management health care plan.  Your bargaining team created some graphics that depict what effects Hearst’s proposal will have on a variety of pay classifications and status of employee (i.e. single employee or employee + family).

Here are six different scenarios for your consideration:

  1. Sched A (6 years) and single employee Kaiser member: You will probably see $27 less value in your paychecks during the first year, which totals $702 per year.
  2. Sched A (6 years) and employee + family Kaiser member: You will probably see $122 less value in your paychecks during the first year, which totals $3,172 per year.
  3. Sched A (6 years) and single employee who switches from Guild Kaiser plan to Hearst Cigna PPO plan: You will probably see $35 less value in your paychecks during the first year, which totals $910 per year.
  4. Sched C-VI (3 years) and single Kaiser member: You will probably see $39 less value in your paychecks during the first year, which totals $1,014 per year.
  5. Sched C-VI (3 years) and employee + family Kaiser member: You will probably see $134 less value in your paychecks during the first year, which totals $3,484 per year.
  6. Sched C-VI (3 years) and single employee who switches from Guild Kaiser plan to Hearst Cigna PPO plan: You will probably see $47 less value in your paychecks during the first year, which totals $1,222 per year.

If you want to see what Hearst’s offer of a 1.5% pay increase year over year for four years looks like when computed on pay within Schedules A, B and C, click here.

Old Business:

On November 15, 2012, Hearst proposed that Guild members leave our Health and Welfare trust health care plans and join the same plans that Hearst offers to its exempt employees.  Such a change would take effect sometime in 2013 and would not affect our members’ current enrollment period.

Under the Hearst proposal, HealthNet will no longer be an option, although there is a similar-looking Cigna option.  Kaiser would remain an option, but it will cost you more for your share of the premium payments.  New high deductible health care plans will be available, as well as various health care spending accounts that would allow you to set aside your own pre-tax wages for health care expenses. Dental and vision plans would be available, at an additional expense to you.

We are in the process of studying the summary documents for Hearst’s plans, but we need your input, too.

Take a look at this list of documents and become familiar with their contents.  And, then ask yourself, “How will my family’s health care change if Guild employees choose to join the Hearst health care system?”

  1. Current Percentage of exempt Chronicle employees in each Hearst-sponsored health care plan
  2. What all employees will have to pay toward their health care plans in each Hearst-sponsored health care plan
  3. Hearst Health Care Program Enrollment Summary and Options (35 pages) 2013
  4. Hearst CHOICE fund Open Access Plus Health Savings Account (Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP) plus HSA) 2013
  5. Hearst CHOICE fund Open Access Plus Health Reimbursement Account (CHOICE Allowance Plan plus HRA) 2013
  6. Hearst Open Access Plus (Cigna PPO) 2013
  7. Hearst Kaiser HMO 2013
  8. Hearst Cigna Traditional Dental Plan and Cigna Dental Plan – see document at item 3 above.
  9. Hearst Vision Service Plan – see document at item 3 above.

TIP: Print the page at item 2 above to see how much your monthly contribution will be for any of the Hearst plans listed at items 4 through 9 above.  Also, you can review the Guild plans for 2013 by looking below at “Health Care: Changes Effective 2013.”

Old Business:

Hearst’s proposed replacement health care plan for Chronicle workers, September 2012

Bulletins:

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Hawaii

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Members of Pacific Media Workers Guild in Hilo, July 2012.

Members of Pacific Media Workers Guild in Hilo, July 2012.

View our contract: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Aug. 2013 — Aug. 2015

Website: hawaiitribune-herald.com

Read stories about the Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Email:
Unit Chair Sjarif Goldstein
Vice-chair Rob Shikina at rshikina@gmail.com.

View our contract here.

Maui News

Maui News members and their colleagues from the Honolulu Typographical Union. Photo by Chris Sugidono 2015

Maui News members and their colleagues from the Honolulu Typographical Union. Photo by Chris Sugidono 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email:
Co-chairs Melissa Nakashima oigirl@hotmail.com or
Wendy Isabell yoyomama61@yahoo.com

Maui Publishing-Guild Memorandum of Agreement August 1, 2012 to November 30, 2014

Maui Publishing-Guild Pay Memorandum of Understanding July 10, 2009 to July 31, 2012

Maui Bulletin
Email:
Unit Chair Kim Holder hiwax2@gmail.com.

McClatchy

Fresno Bee
Email:
Unit co-chairs Bethany Clough bclough@fresnobee.com and Russ Clemings rclemings@gmail.com
or Unit Secretary Donald Munro dmunro@fresnobee.com.

View our current contract:

Fresno Bee, 2014 – 2016

Fresno Bee, Jan. 2015 reopener

Fresno Bee Letter of Agreement re Copy Editors 2015

FAQ sheet re: Fresno copy editors moving virtually to Sac Bee EPC

View the archives:

Fresno Bee, Jan. 2011 — Dec. 2013
Fresno Bee, Memorandum of Understanding, July 2011

Download membership application here.

Download ACH dues debit form here.

Read stories about the Fresno Bee

Modesto Bee

Email Unit Chair Marijke Rowland at marijker@yahoo.com

View our searchable contract here

View the signed PDF of our contract here

View the archives:

Old contract here

Letter of agreement re: pension here

Download membership application here

Download ACH dues debit form here

Read stories about the Modesto Bee

Sacramento Bee and Sacramento Bee Editorial Production unit
Sacramento Bee

Email Unit Chair Ed Fletcher, vice-chair Matt Weiser or secretary Kim Minugh

Read our contract here (old one. We await the signed 2016 contract from the Company)

Read the Company commitment to cars through 2018 here

Read the 2015 reopener here

Read the side letter on Social Media policy here

Sacramento Bee Editorial Production

Unit leadership: Ed Fishbein. Email efishb@aol.com

Unit roster here

Current contract and re-opener:

FAQ sheet re: Fresno copy editors transferring virtually to Sac Bee EPC

Read our side letter re: the move here

Download membership application here

Download ACH dues debit form here

Digital First Media

BANG — East Bay

George Kelly, chair of the BANG-EB unit.

This unit represents editorial employees in the Bay Area News Group — East Bay, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties that includes the Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa Times.

Contact Unit Chair George Kelly at george@allaboutgeorge.com.

View our contract here.

Download membership application here.

Bulletins:

BANG-East Bay

May 6, 2015

Your Guild bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with BANG East Bay management on a contract extension through Sept. 30, 2015.

The extension, which is subject to membership approval, comes as we continue to await news of the expected sale of DFM.

Your Guild bargaining committee – George Kelly, Danny Willis and Dan Rosenstrauch – recommends approval of the contract extension.

The extension is based on an amended offer made by BANG management in contract negotiations on April 28.

Under the terms of the extension, employees will receive two additional paid personal days on a one-time basis, to be used by Dec. 31.  The days cannot be carried over, and will be forfeited if unused.

In exchange, employees must schedule by June 6 and use by Sept. 30 a third of their accrued vacation (based on their balance as of April 30, 2015). But no more than one week will need to be scheduled.

In addition, effective July 1, employees also must schedule by August 15 all of their vacation for the 2015 fiscal year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). Once scheduled, employees still may change vacation dates with agreement from their managers, consistent with practice.

The Guild’s contract with BANG expired June 30, 2012. If approved, East Bay members would join members in San Jose, suburban Philadelphia, suburban Detroit and Kingston, NY, all of whom voted to extend their contracts in April as the expected sale of DFM draws near.

Your Guild bargaining committee recommends that members vote to ratify this tentative agreement. There will be an electronic vote by or before May 13. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to ask questions. You can reach Guild Administrative Officer Kat Anderson on her cell at (415) 298-2265, or reach out to George, Danny or Dan.

July 3, 2012

Monterey County Herald
Email:
Unit Chair James Herrera at jamerra@mac.com

View our contract here.

Download membership application here.

San Jose Mercury News
Mercury News bulletin logo thumbnail 2014San Jose Mercury News Bargaining Bulletins and News

Bargaining bulletin September 9, 2014: #1 Guild, Mercury open contract negotiations.

Bargaining bulletin November 6 2013: Parties agree to one-year extension.

View contract plus the extension:

Karen de Sá has been a Guild member since 1999.

Karen de Sá has been a Guild member since 1999.

San Jose Mercury News, Jan. 2011 — June 2012

San Jose Mercury News Amendment/extension to June 30 2013

San Jose Mercury News Amendment/extension to October 1, 2014

San Jose Mercury News Amendment/extension to June 30, 2015

San Jose Mercury News Amendment/extension to Sept 30, 2015

Download membership application here.

Automatic dues deduction from paycheck form.

Mercury News reporter, Karen de Sá, receives Honorable Mention at Newspaper Guild’s Freedom Fund Awards program.

Email unit chair Karen de Sá at karendesa7@gmail.com.